Kolkata: West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights will visit madrassas beside schools in connection with different aspects of child rights. There was a consultation meet between the headmasters of different madrassas and senior officials of the commission.
The meeting was held at the office of the commission in the last month. There were headmasters of around 20 madrassas, who attended the consultation meet and welcomed the proposal of the commission.
They urged its members to visit madrassas to have a close look at these educational institutions. There was a detailed discussion with the headmasters about the visit of the commission to the madrassas and subsequently the decision was taken.
Ananya Chatterjee Chakraborti, Chairperson of the Commission said: “The headmasters welcomed us saying that the visit would bring a change in the conception about the madrassas.” She added, “The commission visit schools to look into matters related to child rights and it helps in creating awareness amongst people in similar connection. Similarly, visit to the madrassas will be also helpful for students of the educational institutions.”
The commission will start visiting the madrassas from Wednesday and it will start with one such educational institution at Dankuni in Hooghly.